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Virginia Republican Congressman Randy Forbes Introduces Bill Against Lesbian and Gay Families

Virginia Republican Congressman Randy Forbes Introduces Bill Against Lesbian and Gay Families

Rep. Randy Forbes, a Republican from Virginia, introduced the Parental Title Protection Act on Thursday, which would require federal agencies and contractors to describe parents as “mother” and “father” on official documents. Millions of children are being raised by same-sex partners in the United States, where one in every three lesbians and one in every five gay men are estimated to be parents.

Rep. Randy Forbes, a Republican from Virginia, introduced the Parental Title Protection Act on Thursday, which would require federal agencies and contractors to describe parents as “mother” and “father” on official documents.

HRC Back Storyblog reports on the antigay proposal, H.R. 635.

“In a press release, Forbes argues that ‘symbolism is important’ and that his legislation is necessary to prevent even ‘subtle’ changes that ‘undermine the traditional American family relationships that have served as the bedrock of our nation since its inception.’”

Millions of children are being raised by same-sex partners in the United States, where one in every three lesbians and one in every five gay men are estimated to be parents.

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